§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing, for Scotland, the gross receipts from selling council houses under the right-to-buy policy for the years 1979–80 to the latest available year.
§ Mr. Ancram
Receipts from the sale of council houses sold under the right to buy provisions of the Tenants' Rights Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980 cannot be separately identified in the returns submitted by local authorities. The following table shows the gross receipts which have accrued to district and islands councils from all sales of houses held on their housing revenue accounts —including sales to sitting tenants under voluntary sales policies and sales of vacant houses:—
Gross Receipts from sales of Council Houses held on District and Islands Councils' Housing Revenue Accounts Year Gross Receipts (£ million) 1979–80 5.807 1980–81 19.609 1981–82 62.170 1982–83 103.338 1983–84 123.034 1984–85 *116.239 * Estimate